A funny thing happened recently. With only one core (Capstone) and one elective class left to take this spring, I suddenly realized I’m not so sure I’ve learned everything I want to yet! After all, there are a number of really interesting elective courses that dive deeper into finance, strategy, pricing, retail, economics, management — you name it — areas in which I have a strong interest for learning more. But like all things, the MBA program does eventually end; however, the learning doesn’t have to, nor should it, really. Fortunately, our opportunities for life-long learning are quite endless these days.

At some point post-commencement, I hope to come back and take the UST Opus College of Business up on its offer to let me attend a few additional business classes, even though I will have already earned my degree. I’ve heard many of my classmates talk about the breadth of elective classes they wish they could take, so I know I’m not alone in my desire to explore a few more business topics in-depth. As a result of my experience in the Evening UST MBA program the past two years, I no longer think about my MBA degree as “the end” of my educational journey. If we’re smart, we’ll recognize it as just the beginning!

This post is by Evening UST MBA student Larissa Rodriguez, a full-time marketing and communications executive.